Speaking Services by Patrick Hollingworth
Kick off or wrap up your conference, lunch or team-building workshop and be inspired to reach new heights and tackle life’s challenges.
You’ll get a remarkable first-person perspective (the highs and the lows) of what it's like to climb to the summit of Mount Everest, as well as an understanding of what it takes to commit to and reach a goal that was more than 10 years in the making. It includes stunning visuals captured from the highest points of the earth.
Q: How is climbing a mountain relevant to working at a gas plant or mine site?
A: The goal is to make it home safely at the end of each day.
Any mountain is a remote and harsh environment, with dangers lurking around every corner. Climbers live in one another's pockets over the course of a month-long expedition, enduring potentially life-threatening conditions on a daily basis, before flying home again and returning to 'normal' everyday life. Sound familiar?
As a high-altitude mountaineer and expedition leader I am responsible for the lives of my team members – just like you are. I present safety in a positive and entertaining way for a conference, safety expo or stop-work meeting.
In a business world where technology, politics and our social relationships are rapidly changing, the success of any leader relies on their ability to embrace uncertainty and fear. Team members must work efficiently together to achieve results in this challenging, and often scary, environment.
Drawing on my experiences leading teams in the unpredictable environment of the Himalayas, we’ll look at how you adapt to change and lead teams when you are pushed to the edge, when there’s no room for mistakes.
Watch Pat's presentation at TEDx Perth 2013